Cortana vulnerability has been patched

Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant that they have bundled with its Windows operating system. It is designed to help users accomplish various tasks, although it also seems to suffer from a bug that could allow hackers to actually use Cortana to hack the Windows 10 PC that it is installed on.This discovery was made by the folks at McAfee where they discovered that activating Cortana on a locked Windows 10 PC, hackers could actually trick the digital assistant into launching a contextual menu that could be used to execute bits of code. This means that the hacker could get malicious software to run on the PC without having to unlock it, or they could even use it to reset a Windows account password which means that they could then gain access to the computer and its contents.This problem is due to the fact that despite the computer being locked, Cortana is always on the listen for commands. Indexing also means that files are accessible in the search function that Cortana uses. The good news is that Microsof

Cortana vulnerability has been patched

Microsoft has a security update regarding Cortana and it's worth a look.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from TechXplore

Windows 10 warning: Cortana can be used to bypass your password

The hack leverages a flaw in digital assistant Cortana, which is available on Windows 10 worldwide. The flaw allows hackers to browse your private files, install a virus, and even reset your ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

Cortana can be used to hack Windows 10 PCs

Cortana might be super helpful at keeping track of your shopping lists, but it turns out it's not so great at keeping your PC secure. Researchers from McAfee have discovered that ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Engadget

Cortana Can Be An Accomplice In Burglary Of Locked Windows 10 PCs, Patch Now

Digital assistants have become a part of everyday life for many people and are supposed to make interactions with technology easier and seamless. Unfortunately, they can also be used against ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from HotHardware

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